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Keyboard issues on Blackberry Bold?
maaanddyy
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I recently upgraded my Blackberry Bold 9650 with the new OS. Now, certain keys on my keyboard (s, l, g, h, w) aren't working. I tried a battery pull and it didn't do anything. It hasn't worked since last night, around 7PM. This has happened to me before, but letting it sit for a few hours fixes it. I can't type in my password because it includes some of the letters that aren't working. How can I fix this (without taking it to Verizon)?

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Re: Keyboard issues on Blackberry Bold?
SuzyQ
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That's odd. You say this has happened before... it sounds like the keyboard is faulty if the letters won't type.  How old is the 9650?  Is it still in warranty? A CPO replacement may solve the problem - I'm using a CPO and it's been just fine.

My first thought was to do a battery pull, but you said you'd already tried that.  Is there a game or other program running in the background that maybe uses those keys and has them reassigned?  Use the Alt + back arrow key to see all the open, running programs, close any you don't need (there are 5 or 6 that will be open regardless - browser, Home, phone, messenger, messages).

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dbc
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I am having the same problem with the Keyboard.  It has happened twice and I have only had the phone 1 month.  I was on the phone for over an hour today with Verizon and Blackberry and both companies have refused to give me a new replacement since it is 6 days over 30 days.  Blackberry admits the keyboard is faulty and I believe this is a problem they have seen before. Good luck taking it to Verizon. I have been a Verizon customer for 20 years with 3 phones on my plan and they obviously don't care if I leave. They will be able to collect a termination fee and will leave me with a blackberry that I paid for and is useless. This had been very disappointing.

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